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Department of Computer Science
Enterprise Computing

Format Templates and Reference Management

Format templates

You can write your thesis at our department e.g. using Word or LaTeX. In this section you will find corresponding templates for download. The LaTeX template is optimized for the use with Overleaf. Alternatively, you can duplicate the LaTeX template directly in Overleaf.

The scope of the paper should basically be in accordance with the specifications of the respective valid course description. Currently, we expect about 40 pages in the Bachelor and about 80 pages in the Master, depending on the content of the thesis. Significant deviations should be discussed with the respective supervisor before submission. The requirement refers to the text pages of the thesis including figures and tables but excluding the bibliography and the appendix.

Text appendices should be added at the end of the thesis document in one PDF. Additional digital attachments are possible and may even be reasonable. Please submit these as one ZIP file.

Direct link to Overleaf repository

Reference Management

Good theses are based not only on good ideas on your part, but also on good references. You should always try to critically examine each statement and, if in doubt, support it with multiple references. In addition to textbooks from the library and Internet sources, which often provide good overviews, you should familiarize yourself with the following resources for journal and conference papers, which can often give you further and highly topical impulses.

If you are unable to access articles (even via "Institutional Access with VPN") there are several ways you can proceed:

  1. See if a preprint is available on arXiv, SSRN or ResearchGate or find a linked document via Google Scholar.
  2. Write to the authors.
  3. Don't search shadow libraries like sci-hub.
  4. Write to us.